HONG KONG (AP) — School classes in Hong Kong were canceled and workers advised to head home early as Tropical Storm Wipha swept by south of the city on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and winds of...
The Latest: New Orleans mayor declares emergency
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city's Treme (truh-MAY)...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Barbara continued to lose punch as it moved through the open Pacific far from land Thursday, sapped by cooler waters and wind shear.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump began his most consequential overseas trip of the year on Thursday with a warm dinner with the prime minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation earlier this year and left hundreds...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds...
SYDNEY (AP) — About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland Thursday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local):
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The United Nations has allocated $20 million from its emergency response fund for the...
Cyclone cuts communications, power in central Mozambique
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian office says a tropical cyclone has cut communications and electricity in a major city in central Mozambique after making landfall...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A cyclone is expected to hit landfall in central Mozambique early Friday and aid groups are warning that tens of thousands of people could be displaced.
Tropical Storm Xavier brushes Mexican coast with wind, rain
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Xavier brought heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico's central Pacific coast Monday, then degenerated into a post-tropical cyclone as it headed away from land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 145 miles (235 kilometers) southwest of Cabo Corrientes late Monday and was moving west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). Tropical storm-force winds extended as far as 45 miles (75 kilometers) from the center.
Cyclone strands families in eastern Yemen
CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni governor is calling for help to evacuate some 50 families stuck amid flooding, strong storms, and heavy rain in the eastern city of Ghaida, after cyclone Luban hit the region.
Rageh Bakreet posted on Facebook images of men standing on top of their buildings in the governorate of Mahra in eastern Yemen, after Luban made a strong landfall.
Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A weakened hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees, brought down power lines and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain.
Over 60 people were forced to leave their homes by the storm and over 300,000 people suffered power outages overnight, Luis Belo Costa of Portugal's National Protection Agency said. He also gave the injury toll but added that none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Hurricane Leslie weakened slightly into a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday as it closed in on Portugal and Spain, bringing heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula.
Cyclone Luban forms in Arabian Sea off sultanate of Oman
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea off Oman.
The India Meteorological Department said Monday the storm was some 1,040 kilometers (645 miles) east-southeast of Salalah, Oman, moving around 20 kph (12.5 mph).
Forecasters warn it could develop into a severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting to 135 kph (83 mph). They still aren't sure where it will make landfall.
Clearing skies reveal Florence’s wrath in hard-hit counties
The sun is finally shining over parts of the Carolinas, but the clearing skies are only revealing the extent of Florence's wrath . Though the hurricane packed 90 mph (145 kph) winds as it came ashore, the amount of water Florence pushed ashore and dropped inland has swamped vast areas still vulnerable to rising rivers. Here are snapshots from the counties hit the hardest:
The Latest: Hawaii wants last hurricane declared a disaster
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on hurricanes near Hawaii (all times local):
Hawaii Gov. David Ige is asking President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for Hurricane Lane which battered the state last month.
Ige said Thursday the state is seeking help from federal grants and other programs to cover the costs of the storm.
Lane flooded homes and schools and triggered landslides as it dumped torrential rains on the Big Island and Kauai. The hurricane's strong winds fueled wildfires on Maui.
Keys resort reopens nearly a year after Hurricane Irma
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after Hurricane Irma pummeled the Florida Keys, another major resort is set to resume operations.
Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key formally reopens Thursday after a $50 million project to repair damage caused by Irma. Owners also used the opportunity to enhance the property's appeal to upscale travelers.
1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reporting the first death associated with a powerful storm that initially threatened Hawaii as a hurricane and later weakened to a tropical depression.
Kauai County officials said Wednesday firefighters pulled the body of a 30-year-old man from a Koloa stream. Police identified him as local resident Joshua Bradbury.
The Latest: Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Lane's impact on Hawaii (all times local):
Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the No. 2 rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950.
The National Weather Service said Monday that Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on Mountain View, Hawaii, from Wednesday through Sunday. The highest total is 60.58 inches (154 centimeters), measured in Nederland, Texas, during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way
HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the second-biggest rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950.
Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on Mountain View, Hawaii, from Wednesday through Sunday, the National Weather Service said Monday. The highest total was 60.58 inches (154 centimeters), measured in Nederland, Texas, during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ernesto sped through the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday as Hurricane Lane grew into a Category 2 storm in the remote Pacific, far from land and on a forecast path that would take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Ernesto had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and its center was about 780 miles (1,255 kilometers) north of the Azores.
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Atlantic Ocean beachgoers should be wary of heavy surf and life-threatening rip-currents this week as Hurricane Chris swirls off the U.S. East Coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tropical cyclones around the world are moving slightly slower over land and water, dumping more rain as they stall, just as Hurricane Harvey did last year, a new study found.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than two decades of hurricanes have ravaged North Carolina's shores, leaving lasting negative effects beyond the devastation of the storms themselves.
The storm names themselves evoke memories of boarded up windows, swamped bridges, flooded homes and what seemed at times a never-ending debris cleanup. People displaced by 2016's Hurricane Matthew are still waiting for aid.
The National Hurricane Center's official report on Hurricane Harvey, released Thursday, five months later, mostly confirms what those who lived through the storm already knew.
The wonky government document - 76 pages of graphs, charts and meteorological analysis - repeated the word "catastrophic" seven times, and it was not short on superlatives.
It declared the August hurricane "the most significant tropical cyclone rainfall event in United States history."
Death toll in Madagascar cyclone rises to 33 as 22 missing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian agency says the death toll from a cyclone in Madagascar has reached 33.
A statement on Wednesday cites Malagasy authorities and says another 22 people remain missing.
Tropical Cyclone Ava struck the Indian Ocean island over the weekend, causing the evacuation of more than 24,000 people.
U.S. spends record $306 billion on weather, climate disasters in 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In a year marked by deadly hurricanes, catastrophic floods, devastating wildfires and drought, the United States spent a record $308 billion cleaning up. That number shatters the previous record of $215 billion set in 2005.
Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea
HONOLULU (AP) — Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot (9-meter) waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail, despite records that show no severe weather in the area at the time.
Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea
HONOLULU (AP) — Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal Tuesday, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail, despite records that show no severe weather in the area.
Tropical Storm Philippe speeds away into Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Philippe is pushing away into the open Atlantic, easing conditions in Florida and the Bahamas.
The National Hurricane Center says the storm's center was about 250 miles (405 kilometers) northeast of Freeport in the Bahamas Sunday afternoon and it was speeding east-northeast at 46 mph (74 kph).
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph).
Tropical Storm Philippe approaches southern Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Philippe is approaching extreme southern Florida as it continues to dump heavy rain on central Cuba and the Bahamas.
The National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning the poorly organized storm is moving east-northeast at 17 mph (27.36 kph). A turn toward the northeast is expected, and a rapid motion toward the northeast is expected Sunday through Monday.
The center of Philippe is expected to move across the northwestern Bahamas Sunday morning.
Superstorm Sandy: Inside the damaging storm
Superstorm Sandy roared ashore on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, devastating the coastlines of New Jersey, New York and parts of Connecticut and becoming one of the costliest storms in U.S. history.
THE STORM: The former hurricane merged with other systems to create a meteorological hybrid storm that hit the nation's most populous metro area. It swamped coastline communities, knocked out power, flooded parts of New York City's transit system, set neighborhoods ablaze and killed dozens of people.
After months of exhausting tropical storm activity, the National Hurricane Center isn't expecting anything new—for now.
The NHC reported on Tuesday morning that is not expecting any tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic Ocean during the next 48 hours. The inactivity follows a string of several recent tropical storms and hurricanes that battered parts of the United States.
While hurricane season isn't officially over, it is winding down.
Hurricane Ophelia’s remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead
LONDON (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages.
As hurricanes and earthquakes rip through our planet, the people who inhabit this globe are increasingly in shock. Texas. Florida. Mexico. Puerto Rico. The Caribbean. What part of the planet will be next? It seems misery has gone global, with floods in South Asia and famine in parts of Africa, as well.
LIHUE — No hurricanes have appeared in the Central Pacific Ocean so far this season, even though forecasters predicted eight in May.
Meanwhile, the United States’ East Coast has been hammered with hurricanes.
And it all has to do with El Niño — or lack thereof, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Derek Wroe.
“El Niño suppresses (storm) development in the Atlantic, so certainly the lack of El Niño means you tend to get more activity,” Wroe said.
As Hurricane Jose continues its northward track with sustained winds around 80 mph, two other tropical systems are developing out in the Atlantic Ocean.
The National Hurricane Center listed Tropical Storm Maria and Tropical Storm Lee as the next two storms. The forecast track of Maria takes it directly over Puerto Rico as a hurricane by Wednesday and into Thursday; Lee is forecast to meander slowly west but remain a tropical depression through Thursday.
Vietnam braces for Typhoon Doksuri, orders evacuations
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Thursday was bracing for Typhoon Doksuri, which is expected to be the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit the Southeast Asian country in several years.
Hurricane season peaks as Irma devastates Southeast, floods South Carolina
As Irma dies away, hurricane worries don't go with it. Jose is circling around out there and just might come calling. Forecasters are watching a storm in the far Atlantic and by next week could be watching two more.
While Hurricane Irma moves west-northwest, SC may see storm conditions as early as Sunday night
While the deadly Hurricane Irma continues to sweep across the Caribbean, the category-five storm moved west-northwest as it eyed Hispaniola later Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Updated forecasts suggested that South Carolina could see hurricane conditions as early as late Sunday night, although that could change.
Hurricane Harvey was a record-setting event for Pearland.
Fire Chief Vance Riley said the storm brought an unprecedented amount of rain.
"Some parts of Pearland received more than 46 inches of rain, causing severe flooding and damage and the fire department was called to handle more than 400 water rescues," Riley said a press conference Aug 30.
Pay attention to what happened to Houston. It is rare to be given such a vivid look at our collective future.
Climate change cannot be definitively blamed for Hurricane Harvey, but it likely did make the storm more powerful. Global warming did not conjure the rains that flooded the nation’s fourth-largest city, but it likely did make them more torrential.
There are changes in our forecast for the next several days, bringing us some rain and cool temperatures as we head into the Labor Day weekend.
Tuesday will be cloudy and unseasonably cool with temperatures struggling to rise to 70 degrees.
Tropical storm watch posted for Carolina beaches with Irma likely to form Monday
Talk about a double whammy! While Texas is reeling from Harvey, residents along the East Coast from the Carolinas to Cape Cod are preparing for rain, gusty winds and rough surf from what is likely to become Tropical Storm Irma.
Already, the National Weather Service has hoisted a tropical storm watch for the Atlantic coast from Georgetown, S.C., to the tip of Cape Hatteras.